Is it wrong if my wife wants to take the whole family out picking blue berries and I bring the dog and shotgun? I doubt it's what she has in mind, but I could always play the "bear defense" card (she probably won't notice that I'm loading 7 1/2s). If I wander off behind Gauge, as he quarters to and fro, will she believe it when I tell her I'm just trying to catch this out of control dog? Will she mind if I keep the "bear defense" shotgun with me as I try to "catch" him?
Why would anyone want to pick blue berries anyway? Just leave them for the ptarmigan and bears.